The CX14A is a coaxial stage monitor designed specifically for live sound, although the very compact, low-profile enclosure also makes it suitable for theatre and television applications. The combination of a high-performance coaxial transducer, a carefully designed cabinet, and powerful electronics provides very high SPL before feedback and excellent intelligibility even at very high power.
The transducer’s coaxial design offers a very stable acoustical pattern in both the horizontal and vertical axes. The very compact, single magnet neodymium motor reduces the delay between the two sources, eliminating time and phase problems, and guarantees high performance with a consistent weight reduction.
The high frequency range is reproduced by a low-distortion compression driver equipped with a 3” aluminium voice coil and polyester/titanium diaphragm. The special shape of the cone allows precise and controlled conical dispersion of 80°. The 14” woofer employed in the reproduction of the low frequency range is equipped with a 3” voice coil. Thanks to a special treatment process that makes the cone water repellent, the CX14A is able to perform in adverse weather conditions and is therefore suitable for outdoor use.
The reduced size of the baltic birch cabinet (only 32cm high and 51cm wide) makes the CX14A one of the most compact and lightweight stage
monitors in its category, and makes it suitable for all applications where unobtrusive size is a must. This includes not only live concerts, but also
theatre shows and TV applications.
The reduced weight (17 kg) and the ergonomic handles on both sides of the cabinet make it very easy to transport the monitor and to position it on stage. A convenient dual-angle pole holder allows the CX14A to be mounted on a standard speaker stand to be used as a multipurpose front of house loudspeaker. The possibility to position the cabinet with two different angles to the floor (45° and 55°) enables it to be placed at differing distances from the musicians according to the size of the stage and to the kind of monitoring needed.
The system processing is based on the CORE DSP platform designed by the PROEL R&D Laboratories using one of the most advanced SHARC DSP for audio applications. It features 40bit, 96kHz floating point resolution and top quality 24bit AD/DA converters for perfect signal integrity, dynamic range in excess of 110dB, and superior sonic performance. Thanks to its massive processing power, the CORE platform is capable of providing the most sophisticated algorithms for speaker processing, together with remote control and networking capability.
The CORE DSP makes it possible to set an optimal time alignment for the crossover filter resulting in a linear phase response. The correct acoustic filtering has been achieved using the Constant Power Crossover technique that, thanks to a particular phase relation, results in a very smooth transition between LF and HF and an even dispersion in the crossover region.
The PRONET AX control software, working on a solid and reliable CANBUS based network protocol, provides an intuitive interface for the remote control of the whole system, with the possibility of EQing, delaying, managing the protection functions, and monitoring the status of the amplifier.
The CX14A is powered by a DA Series Class D power amplifier with SMPS. The innovative technology used for these amplifiers offers top-of-the-range performance, such as superior sound definition at any audio frequency, very high dynamics even for low level signals, and very low distortion even at maximum power. The superior sound quality can be compared with top-of-the-range AB-class analogue systems, while the DA module features higher dynamic range, very compact size, light weight, and efficiency better than 90%. Output power is optimised specifically to the drive units for efficient power transfer, with the low frequency section producing 900 watts and 300 watts being available for the high frequency compression driver. Input and link connections are via balanced 3-pin XLR connectors, and a ground lift switch is provided for hum-free operation. Mains power is connected through a locking Neutrik® powerCON™, and a power out connector allows mains power to be linked to additional CX14A cabinets.
• High-Output Coaxial Active Stage Monitor
• Coaxial Transducers, 14” woofer, 2” HF compression driver
• Single magnet neodymium motor
• 80° constant coverage
• Dual angle monitor configuration (45° or 55°)
• 96KHz / 40bit floating point CORE processing with PRONET remote control
• Digitally controlled Class D amplifier module with SMPS
• Dual-angle pole holder for multipurpose applications
• Very compact & lightweight with low-profile design
• Live Stage monitoring
• TV and broadcast
• Corporate and A/V
• House of Worship
|System’s Acoustic Principle||2-way coaxial vented enclosure|
|Frequency Response (-3dB)||70 Hz – 18kHz (Processed)|
|Horizontal Coverage Angle||80° (-6dB)|
|Vertical Coverage Angle||80° (-6dB)|
|Maximum (peak) Output||131 dB SPL @ 1m|
|LF||One 14” (355mm), 3” (75mm) voice coil,
|HF||One 2” driver, 3” (75mm) aluminium voice coil,
|Input Impedance||20 kΩ balanced, 10 kΩ unbalanced|
|Input Sensitivity||+4dBu / 1.25 V|
|Signal Processing||CORE processing, 96kHz / 40bit floating point SHARC DSP,
24 bit AD/DA converters
|Direct access Controls||4 Presets (NORMAL WEDGE/COUPLED/LOW CUT/USER),
Network Termination, GND Link
|Remote Control||PRONET control software|
|Amplifier Type||Class D with SMPS|
|Output Power||900W + 300W|
|Mains Voltage Range (Vac)||230V ±15% - 115 ±15% 50/60Hz (internally selectable)|
|IN / OUT Connectors||Neutrik XLR-M / XLR-F|
|IN / OUT Network Connectors||ETHERCON®(NE8FAV)|
|Mains Input Connector||PowerCon® (NAC3MPA)|
|Mains Link Connector||PowerCon® (NAC3MPB)|
|Cooling||Variable speed DC fan|
|ENCLOSURE & CONSTRUCTION|
|Taper||Stage Monitor: 45° and 55°|
|Pole holder||1 on the side, dual-angle|
|Enclosure Material||15mm, reinforced phenolic birch|
|Paint||High resistance, black water based paint|
|Net Weight||16 kg (35.3 lb)|